Futures Contract Specifications
The soybeans contract specifications tell you how the soybeans futures trade, not how to trade to soybeans futures. Before you consider opening a commodity futures account you should consult with a licensed commodities broker.
No. 2 Yellow at par, No. 1 yellow at 6 cents per bushel over contract price and No. 3 yellow at 6 cents per bushel under contract price*
*No. 3 Yellow Soybeans are only deliverable when all factors equal U.S. No. 2 or better except foreign material. See Chapter 10s - Soybean Futures in the Rules & Regulations section.
1/4 cent/bu ($12.50/contract)
Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug
Last Trading Day
The business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.
Last Delivery Day
Second business day following the last trading day of the delivery month.
Electronic: 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Central Time, Sun.-Fri.
Open Auction: 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Central Time, Mon-Fri.
Trading in expiring contracts closes at noon on the last trading day.
Open Auction: S
Daily Price Limit
70 cents/bu ($2,500/contract) above or below the previous day's settlement price. No limit in the spot month (limits are lifted beginning on First Position Day).
Find information on margins requirements for the Soybeans Futures.
An Introduction to Trading CBOT Agricultural Futures and Options
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